Calphalon Elite Nonstick Essential Pan

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Sugg. Price $275 $350 Our Price $99.95 $129.95

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Special Offer: Receive a Calphalon Elite 5-quart Dutch Oven (a $250 value) when you purchase a Calphalon Elite 8-piece Set, 10-piece Set or 15-piece Set through 7/31/2018.

Developed through a unique collaboration between Calphalon and Williams Sonoma, the Elite cookware collection sets a new standard for nonstick performance. Metal utensils won’t damage the release performance of the durable, triple-layer nonstick interior, and the specially textured surface excels for searing foods—two key features that set this collection apart from other nonstick cookware. Made in the USA and exclusively ours, Elite cookware is also PFOA-free and dishwasher safe. This deep-sided pan ideal for everything from stir-frying and sautéing to simmering and braising.

  • Premium hard-anodized aluminum ensures excellent heat conduction and uniform cooking.
  • Triple-layer nonstick surface is durable enough to withstand metal whisks, spoons and spatulas.
  • Textured Sear nonstick interior seals in flavor when browning or searing foods.
  • PFOA-free.
  • Polished stainless-steel handles are riveted.
  • Ergonomically shaped handles offer a secure grip and comfortable lifting.
  • Low-profile tempered-glass lid lets you view contents during cooking.
  • Dishwasher safe.
Dimensions & More Info
  • 4-Qt. Pan: 11" diam., 5" high without lid; 5 lb.
  • 6-Qt. Pan: 13" diam., 3 1/4" high without lid; 6 lb. 6 oz.
  • Made in USA.
Use & Care


  • Ideal for gas and electric cooktops (not induction compatible).
  • Safe for use with metal spatulas, spoons and whisks as well as nylon, silicone, coated or wooden utensils.
  • Do not use other types of metal utensils, such as forks or knives.
  • Oven safe to 500°F.
  • Do not use aerosol cooking sprays; buildup over time will cause foods to stick.


  • Allow pan to cool before washing.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Avoid using steel wool, steel scouring pads or harsh detergents.
  • Stubborn food residue and stains can be removed with a nylon scrubbing pad and a fine-powdered cleanser.

Shipping Information

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Orders received by 9:00 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Thursday will arrive the next business day; orders placed Friday through Sunday will arrive on the following Tuesday.

Return Policy

At Williams Sonoma, we take great pride in the quality and craftsmanship of our products. Attention to design, materials, safety and construction are our priority. Upon receipt, please inspect your purchase and notify us of any damage; we will arrange for a prompt replacement.

If within 30 days, you are dissatisfied for any reason, you may return your purchase for a refund of the merchandise value. An original receipt or gift receipt is required for all returns and exchanges. Returns with a gift receipt will be refunded in the form of a Merchandise Credit for the amount indicated on the gift receipt. Returns with original receipt will be refunded in the original form of payment, cash and check refunds over $100 will be issued as a company check (may take 14 business days from time of request).

For all cutlery returns (knife sets, single knives, cutting boards, knife sharpeners, and knife storage) please contact us at 888.922.4108 to initiate the return.

We cannot accept returns on monogrammed, personalized, special-order items, custom upholstery, food, items shipped direct from the vendor, or on items damaged through normal wear and tear. Final sale items ending in .97 or .99 cannot be returned.

Made to Order and Final Sale Furniture items are non-returnable, and cannot be cancelled once the order is placed.

For returns of items purchased from your Williams Sonoma Gift Registry, we will gladly provide a refund or exchange for the merchandise within 90 days of your event or within 90 days of purchase, whichever date is later. View Full Returns Policy.

  • Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible quality The product description is laughable when it says that it "sets a new standard for nonstick performance." Yes, it did indeed lower the bar for anything in the nonstick category. The surface lasted about 6 months. We babied this pan too by always handwashing it and not using anything abrasive or metal with it. We also made sure that the surface didn't get scratched while in storage. This would definitely not hold up to the test of time and I would NOT recommend this or this Elite cookware collection to anyone.
    Date published: 2017-10-13
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not worth the money! I had this pan for a year. I loved this pan and I took very good care of it. Now it is showing scratches! Not what I expected for the price. I may send back but it will cost 1/4 of what I paid for it with no guarantee it will be replaced. Not sure if I will do this. Have to find a box big enough first! Very disappointed.
    Date published: 2017-02-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Like This Pan! The 4 Qt Essential Pan is just the right size for cooking and storing. It heats quickly and the long handle stays cool. I hope WS & Calphalon add a spout on one side to pour off liquids if they continue to offer this pan.
    Date published: 2017-01-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Large and in charge Although Calphalon says you can put this pan in the dishwasher,I wash it by hand. It is really non-stick, so cleaning is easy. Go to pan for suppers.
    Date published: 2016-06-06
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Really big pan The first time I used this pan I just stirred it lightly with a spoon and I had made scratches on the pan , it was advertised that it would not scratch the pan, very disappointed.
    Date published: 2016-03-16
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Does not hold up long term, non-stick comes off I have used my Calphalon Elite for one year now. I would not recommend spending this much money on it. I loved them the first few months. I use them at home, cooking for my husband and I. I use the proper tools precisely as indicated by the manufacturer and cleaned them as per the manufacturer instruction. The non-stick surface is coming off and I have to replace them. I am so disappointed after paying such a high price for them and one year out ,I have to buy new ones. Does Calphalon have a recycling program? How do I dispose of them?
    Date published: 2016-03-10
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Quality/Durability I purchased this pan back in November and I loved it. I chose to purchase because it was supposed to be better quality and more resistant to metal utensils if they came in contact with it. I've used the pan daily/twice a day at times since it was purchased. It cooked like a dream and clean up was a breeze with it. The downfall is that a couple weeks ago a noticed something had dinged the cooking surface and that a week later that point was starting to discolor. Since then I've had to throw it out. Great pan but is no where worth the price for such a short amount of time. It was well cared for. Never went in the Dishwasher and never used any metal utensils while cooking or cleaning. I can only guess the nick/scratch came from it sitting in the sink one day. I like Caphalon but from now on I will stick to the less expensive pans from them. They have lasted at least a year or more and taken much more abuse with no issue.
    Date published: 2016-02-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for everything This pan is great. We have had it for 3 months and absolutely love it. It pretty much leaves the stovetop to get washed and then back to it until the next meal. Its big enough for us to cook meals for our whole family. It is rather big so you may have trouble finding a spot in the cupboards for it but if you cook at all you will never put it in one. Nothing sticks to it. We use this pan on a daily basis and it has been great so far.
    Date published: 2016-02-09
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